Weekly Marvel Review: October 05, 2022 (Week 40)

Judgement Day has come, now comes a day of reckoning. Starfox, the new Prime Eternal, makes the controversial decision to provide humans with access to the Eternals’ city as the destruction of Earth gets underway. Bucky Barnes comes face-to-face with the man and organization responsible for turning him into a brainwashed assassin. Rūna takes control of the Dísir, Bor’s disgraced Valkyries. Abigail Brand’s shady dealings aboard S.W.O.R.D. Station Two by Wiz-Kid and Cable, while down on Arakko, Isca resigns from the Great Ring.

Book the Week – Spider-Man #1 (Review score: 50 Points; 13 Characters). Morlun, a familiar antagonist in the Spider-Verse, makes an appearance in the first issue of Dan Slott’s new Spider-Man series. However, this time he shows up to help Spider-Man at the behest of Madame Web. This revelation comes a bit too late for Spider-Woman, who is attacked and removed from the Web of Life by Spider-Man Noir. He is joined by Mayday Parker, Ghost-Spider and Spider-Punk as the latest addition to Shathra’s hive.

Hero of the Week – Spider-Man/Peter Parker (Review score: 19 Points/2 Appearances; 9.5 Pts/App). Despite lagging behind in the overall standings this year, Peter Parker makes the most of his weekly appearances. With his fifth Hero of the Week title he ties Wolverine for the most in that category. With only 12 weeks left to cover a roughly a 20-point deficit to a surging Wolverine and Iron Man, who both star in A.X.E., Spider-Man may miss out on the top spot for the first time since the Fantasy Comic League started tracking all eligible characters in 2019.

Antagonist of the Week – Mr. Sinister (Review score: 6 Points/1 Appearance; 6.0 Pts/App). Between Mr. Sinister, Exodus, Sebastian Shaw, Mystique and Destiny, the Antagonists of Krakoa’s Quiet Council have received a lot of the focus in the X-Men books this year. Sinister himself takes his second Antagonist of the Year title as he and Exodus battle it out for the top X-baddie of the year. Both trail Dr. Doom by around a dozen points for the overall top spot.

Top Characters (by review score). Spider-Man/Peter Parker (19); Starfox (13); Marvel Girl (11); Captain America/Steve Rogers, Hulk (10); Winter Soldier, Wolverine/James Howlett (9); Ant-Man/Scott Lang, Daredevil/Elektra Natchios, Ghost Rider/Danny Ketch, Thor, Valkyrie/Jane Foster, Valkyrie/Rūna (7)


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Key: TU – Team-Up; LT – Lead Team; SC – Save Civilian; CD – Character Development; DA – Defeat Antagonist.

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A.X.E.: Starfox #1 (14)
Starfox – Agility, Computer, Durability, Elements, Flight, Influence, Melee, Strength, Telepathy, LT, SC, CD (Opens Olypmia’s teleport nodes to humanity)
A.X.E.: X-Men #1 (44)
Ajak – Energy, TU (X-Men), DA (Celestial antibody)
Iron Man – Energy, Flight, Suit, TU (Eternals), DA (Celestial antibody)
Makkari – Melee, Sense, Speed, TU (X-Men), DA (Celestial antibody)
Marvel Girl – Flight, Strength, Telekinesis, Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, Telepathy, Telepathy Offensive, TU (Eternals), CD (Receives negative judgement), DA (Celestial antibody)
Sersi – Energy, Energy Offensive, TU (X-Men), DA (Celestial antibody)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, Claws Offensive, Influence, TU (Eternals), DA (Celestial antibody)
Mr. Sinister – Gun, Telepathy, Weapon, TU (Eternals), DA (Celestial antibody)
Ant-Man #4 (16)
Ant-Man (EO) – Appendage, Flight
Ant-Man (SL) – Durability, Grow, Melee, Shrink, TU (Ant-Man), DA (All-Father Ultron)
Hank Pym – Durability, Tech, Teleport, TU (Ant-Man), DA (All-Father Ultron)
Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #5 (19)
Captain America (SR) – Influence, Melee, Projectile, Shield, Shield Defensive, Shield Offensive, TU (Winter Soldier), LT, DA (Outer Circle soldier)
Winter Soldier – Durability, Gun, Melee, Tech, Weapon, TU (Captain America), CD (Confronts and shoots the man responsible for his history of brainwashing), DA (Outer Circle soldier)
Edge of Spider-Verse #5 (4)
Araña – TU (Madame Web)
Madame Web – TU (Araña)
Hulk #9 (4)
Hulk – Computer, Melee, Personality
Jane Foster & the Mighty Thor #5 (39)
Ares – Blade, Weapon, TU (Tyr), DA (Beta Ray Bill)
Beta Ray Bill – Weapon
Sif – Creature, Teleport, Weapon, DA (Tyr)
Thor – Blunts, Elements, Lightning, Projectile, Weapon, DA (Ares)
Valkyrie (JF) – Artifact, Blade, Influence, Projectile, Weapon, DA (Ares)
Valkyrie (Rūna) – Blade, Creature, Weapon, LT, CD (Frees and takes control of the Dísir), DA (Algrim the Strong)
Tyr – TU (Ares)
Marauders #7 (19)
Christian Frost
Daken – Claws, Claws Offensive
Kate Pryde
Lockheed – Investigate
Psylocke – Projectile, Telepathy, DA (Watchdogs)
Somnus – Melee, DA (Watchdogs)
Cassandra Nova – Telepathy
New Fantastic Four #5 (42)
Ghost Rider (DK) – Durability, Melee, Vehicle, TU (Fantastic Four), SC, DA (Saturnine)
Hellstrom – Vehicle
Hulk – Durability, Melee, Strength, TU (Fantastic Four), SC
Human Torch – Flames, Flames Offensive, Flight, TU (New Fantastic Four)
Invisible Woman – Telekinesis Defensive, Telekinesis Offensive, TU (New Fantastic Four)
Mr. Fantastic – Vehicle, TU (New Fantastic Four)
She-Thing – TU (New Fantastic Four)
Spider-Man (PP) – Intellect, Swing, TU (Fantastic Four), SC, DA (Saturnine)
Wolverine (JH) – Claws, TU (Fantastic Four)
Mephisto – Durability, Magic, Teleport
Savage Avengers #6 (34)
Anti-Venom – Melee, Vehicle, DA (Deathlok)
Black Knight (DW) – Creature, Energy, Weapon, LT, DA (Deathlok)
Cloak – Appendage, Ensnare, Suit, Teleport Defensive, DA (Deathlok)
Dagger – Artifact, Gun, Melee, DA (Deathlok)
Daredevil (EN) – Agility, Flight, Melee, Projectile, Weapon, DA (Deathlok)
Weapon H – Blunt, Claws, Claws Offensive, Melee, DA (Deathlok)
Spider-Man #1 (50)
Araña – Sense, TU (Madame Web)
Madame Web – Influence, TU (Araña)
Silk – Ensnare, Melee, TU (Spider-Woman)
Spiderling – Teleport
Spider-Man (MM) – Ensnare, Melee, Swing, TU (Spider-Woman)
Spider-Man (Noir) – Blade, DA (Spider-Woman)
Spider-Man (PP) – Durability, Ensnare, Melee, Projectile, Sense, Speed, Strength, Swing, Tech, TU (Spider-Woman), SC, DA (Robbers)
Spider-Woman (JD) – Energy Offensive, Melee, Suit, TU (Spider-Man), CD (Gets severed from the Web of Life)
Spider-Woman (MP)
Green Goblin – Computer, LT
Morlun – Durability, Melee, Strength, CD (Saves Spider-Man)
X-Men: Red #7 (33)
Cable – CD (Learns about Abigail Brand’s deception)
FIsher King – Business, Intellect, DA (Isca the Unbeaten)
Lactuca of the Stars – Business
Lodus Logos – Business, CD (Accepts the Seat of All-Around-Us)
Magneto – Influence
Professor X
Sobunar of the Depths – Business
Storm – Business, Lightning, CD (Relinquishes the Seat of All-Around-Us)
Wiz-Kid – Computer, CD (Learns about Abigail Brand’s deception)
Xilo the First Defender – Business
Isca the Unbeaten – Business, Probability, CD (Resigns from the Great Ring of Arakko)
Ora Serrata – Business


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  1. Weekly Marvel Review: September 28, 2022 (Week 39) – Fantasy Comic League
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